Chapter 1 - Preparing for the Patient Encounter

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  1. The role of the respiratory therapist in patient assessment includes all of the following except:
    A. Helping the physician select appropriate pulmonary function tests for a specific patient
    B. Interviewing and examining the patient to make a medical diagnosis
    C. Assisting the physician in interpretation of an arterial blood gas
    D. Interviewing the patient with dyspnea to determine the effects of treatment.
    C. Assisting the physician in interpretation of an arterial blood gas
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. The preinteraction stage is useful in which of the following ways?
    A.      To determine the effect of the therapy
    B.     For clarifying the patient’s history and your role in the therapy
    C.      For establishing rapport with the patient
    D.     To allow the patient to evaluate the clinician’s ability
    B.     For clarifying the patient’s history and your role in the therapy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. What is the appropriate distance of the social space?
    A. 6 to 18 feet
    B. 4 to 12 feet
    C. 0 to 18 inches
    D. 18 inches to 4 feet
    B. 4 to 12 feet
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. In which of the following spaces is patient introduction properly performed?
    A. Social
    B. Personal
    C. Intimate
    d. All of the above
    A. Social
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. In which of the following spaces is the interview properly performed?
    A. Social
    B. Personal
    C. Intimate
    d. All of the above
    B. Personal
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. Eye contact is appropriate in the intimate space during patient-clinician interaction
    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  7. In which of the following spaces is rapport best established?
    A. Social
    B. Personal
    C. A and b
    D. Intimate
    A. Social
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. A clinician who, during the patient encounter, stands with his arms crossed and avoid eyes contact is conveying a lack of concern for the patient.
    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  9. Which of the following is useful to express genuine concern for the patient?
    a. Appropriate eye contact
    b. Use of touch
    c. Maintain an open posture
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  10. Asking for permission to use an article within the patient’s room acknowledges the patient’s territorial rights while conveying respect for the patient.
    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  11. The practice of universal precautions presumes that all patients are potentially infective.
    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  12. Which of the following pieces of personal protective equipment is required when splattering of blood or other body fluids is likely?
    a. Gown
    b. Gloves
    c. Eye shield
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  13. If a person has an abnormal test result but is not ill with the disease being tested for, how would you describe the test results?
    A. False negative
    B. False positive
    C. True positive
    D. True negative
    A. False negative
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. What term is used to describe the ability of a diagnostic test to correctly identify patients who truly have the illness?
    A. Sensitivity
    B. Specificity
    C. Deductibility
    D. Uniformity
    B. Specificity
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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